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Green Arrow: The Rise of Star City (DC Comics, 2016; #18-25)

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  • When an oil pipeline threatens a Native American reservation, Roy Harper shows up to fight for his adopted family—leading Green Arrow to show to try to reconnect with his former protege.
  • While he’s there, he realizes that Queen Industries is behind attacks on the protestors and returns to Seattle to figure out what’s going on.
  • Turns out, the answer involves bizarre prophecies and the Queen family legacy.
  • Percy’s Green Arrow run has been fun, but “The Rise of Star City” really shines—its best moments come in calling attention to modern day politics that sell the ideas of libertarianism and meritocracy as a means to consolidate power in the wealthiest and when Oliver’s temper and ego lead him to get in his own way rather than work with his teammates.
  • This has consistently been one of the best-looking books of DC’s Rebirth era, and this volume is no exception.

Collected in

  • Green Arrow, Vol. 4: The Rise of Star City

Credits

Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artists: Juan Ferreyra, Eleonora Carlini, Mirka Andolfo, Otto Schmidt | Colorists: Juan Ferreyra, Arif Prianto, Hi-Fi, Otto Schmidt | Letterer: Nate Piekos of Blambot

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